a reply to: SirBlackKnight
"Intrinsically definition, belonging to a thing by its very nature."
The short answer is yes. Actually, you give the answer in your first questioning sentence by lumping them into the "weird" world of mysterious
Are crop circles real or fake? Is that really the question, or should it be "are ALL crop circles real or fake?" No one can answer that question
with any authority. And in fact, the evidence can point both ways depending on which direction you want to look and what you ignore in the other
Whether real or fake may not be important, There is that old term from the '70s: "the medium is the message." So positioned, we can accept that the
notoriety of crop circles is an artifact of connected communication within our civilization about a shared mystery, formerly unsuspected, of which we
have been made aware and is not and will be dismissed lightly.
Whether real or fake, we stand with a smirk or in awe thinking pros and cons about the possibilities of ETs or other beings visiting us through a
means or devices we witness as UFOs and causing the circles. You can deny UFOs as being anything of substance, and you can deny that they are
responsible for crop circles. That is most peculiar, however, the two phenomena fit within the same parameters, an unsettling strangeness, seemingly
harmless, but they both get the juices flowing to and fro in many minds.
In truth, they join within those parameters to be part of the larger myth of which humanity is constantly becoming more aware and concerned, namely,
are we not alone in the universe? The side argument of the crop circles rests within the larger myth the UFOs have created for themselves . The crop
circles are an auxiliary myth which matches and unites exactly with the larger myth. That relationship should not be assumed to be happenstance.
Honestly, are the crop circles the work of ETs or the work of various humans that they intend to ridicule the topic but enrich the levels of
communication toward the inevitable question that some would never ask on their own?
The communication of the larger UFO myth has been broadened into many other channels, all fruitful to some extent. The discussion of the reality of
crop circles is but a pixle on the larger UFO "screen" shown to us. Crop circles are provided by someone/somethings for a low level of general
interest consumption. Levels that we discuss on ATS tend to get into aspects of the meaning and intent of the UFO folk that are beyond the abilities
of common folk. In fact, many here don't want to think along any of those lines. We witness that in every thread on UFOs with short one line replies
that emphatically state with no evidence :"UFOs don't exist. Period."